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Career with children- starting from scratch at 31?

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Chunk9 Mon 12-Aug-19 15:46:40

I’m 31 with a nearly 4 year old and a 5 month old. We are always making things, playing, role play, doing stories and today it occurred to me I would love to do this for a job. I have no relevant qualifications but have started looking into level 2 childcare courses online.

Anyone done this at an older age? Or have any suggestions for other careers where I can be creative with children?

quietcontentment Thu 15-Aug-19 11:54:00

You can get NVQs in playwork, you would need a placement in a school or working with kids though.
I will hopefully be changing careers to eventually going in to schools, I have managed to get a job as lunchtime supervisor in a local primary school so I can also build up experience whilst I qualify.

Most college offer good advice on courses but any placements you will need to do the donkey work.

PieAndPumpkins Sat 17-Aug-19 22:05:00

I'm looking into becoming a childminder as a career change. You don't need previous qualifications, but there are courses you would need to do to get into it. Have a look at the website Pacey. As far as I've discovered so far, it would come to about £500 including first aid course, medical certificate from your gp, etc etc.
If anyone else can give any more info, I'd appreciate it too.

CloudsCanLookLikeSheep Mon 19-Aug-19 13:41:44

Don't be lured by franchises such as creation station. A friend did this and lost a lot of money, which I've heard is not unusual.

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